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Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) makes a save as Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) and Stars' Esa Lindell (23) battle in front during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Dobby' for Conn Smythe? Stars' Khudobin is making his case

Sep. 20, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Born when Kazakhstan was still part of the Soviet Union, Anton Khudobin just wanted to make it to the NHL one day. Little did he dream of winning the Stanley Cup. When he accomplished his first childhood goal and got a front-row seat for a deep playoff run practicing with the...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness yells from the bench as they played the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas. The 65-year-old Dallas Stars coach is hockey’s version of Kevin Bacon in that he’s got some connection to almost everyone, and for the first time, he’s leading a team that’s now six wins away from the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Hockey's Kevin Bacon: Playoffs are 6 degrees of Rick Bowness

Sep. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rick Bowness looked at the Calgary Flames lineup written on the whiteboard in the Dallas locker room, and a strange thought crossed his mind. “It was one of the few teams in the league that I had never coached any of their players,” Bowness said. Bowness did coach...

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) tries to hold onto the puck under pressure from New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) and teammate Matt Martin (17) during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Couturier 3rd Flyers to be named NHL's top defensive forward

Sep. 10, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier prides himself in playing a 200-foot game, and even ended this ninth NHL season skating on a sprained right knee. Couturier became the third Flyers player to be chosen as the NHL's top defensive forward, when he was awarded the Frank J....

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, rear watches during the third period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins' Bruce Cassidy wins NHL coach of the year honors

Sep. 9, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

Bruce Cassidy's wife and kids enjoyed his NHL coach of the year honors more than he did. Cassidy went back to coaching. More than a week since his Boston Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs, Cassidy spent time Wednesday after learning he won the Jack Adams Award watching the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his second goal of the game with teammate right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Boston Bruins in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Weary Islanders set to face rested Lightning in East finals

Sep. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

In an NHL playoff like no other, New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz has grown accustomed to the various unexpected challenges. There’s been times he’s waited until 10 p.m. to learn when the next day's practice is scheduled. Game times had been reshuffled after the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus...

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrate with teammates after eliminating the Carolina Hurricanes during third period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP

Bruins captain Chara: I want to keep playing in Boston

Sep. 3, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins captain Zdeno Chara says he wants to play next season, when he will turn 44 — and he wants to do it in Boston. Chara said that he was still raw from the Bruins' playoff elimination when he said Monday night, “I’m going to be open-minded” about returning. On...

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) lie on the ice after Chara blocked a shot and Kucherov caught a high stick during first-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Big Z, Big Question: Will Zdeno Chara return for Bruins?

Sep. 2, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have a very big question looming this offseason. A 6-foot, 9-inch question, to be precise. The Presidents’ Trophy winners must try to squeeze another Stanley Cup-contending season out of a core that has been together for one NHL championship and two more trips to the...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates his winning goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates Ondrej Palat (18), Patrick Maroon (14) and Alex Killorn (17) during the second overtime period of NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning reach East finals for 4th time in 6 years

Sep. 1, 2020 4:21 AM EDT

Blake Coleman, Barclay Goodrow, Zach Bogosian. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper calls them guys who have a little bit of dirt under their fingernails. And that tough trio of late-season acquisitions is part of the reason the Lightning are back in the Eastern Conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fourth...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates his winning goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates Ondrej Palat (18), Patrick Maroon (14) and Alex Killorn (17) during the second overtime period of NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning bounce Bruins from playoffs on Hedman's 2OT goal

Sep. 1, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning remained perfect in overtime and are headed to the NHL's Eastern Conference finals for the fourth time in six seasons. Victor Hedman scored with 5:50 left in the second overtime to give the Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins, ending their best-of-seven,...

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, rear watches during the third period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins, Avs on brink; Lightning, Stars 1 win from advancing

Aug. 30, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

With the Boston Bruins facing elimination against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Torey Krug thinks back to the 2019 playoffs to find a recipe for success. The Bruins went into Game 6 at the Toronto Maple Leafs on the brink of getting knocked out in the first round, gave up the first goal 10 minutes in. They trailed for...